Archive for July, 2014


Take Control Of Your Life

“Jesus…withdrew again to a mountain by himself.” Jn 6:15  The Bible says,  “Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself. When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. […]

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A Work In Progress…

“God…After you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” 1 Pe 5:10 It took seven years to build Solomon’s temple. In Scripture the number seven represents completion. So when it comes to your position in Christ, you’re as saved right now as you’ll be when you […]

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Love Your Church – Jesus Does! (6)

“And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.” Eph 2:22 Jesus lives in each of those who make up His church. “You are…members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. […]

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Love Your Church – Jesus Does (5)

“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves” 2 Ch 7:14 Can you imagine God’s presence being so real in a Sunday morning service that the pastor doesn’t get to preach, the choir and special singers don’t get to perform, and the deacons can’t attend to their duties? It happened in […]

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Love Your Church – Jesus Does! (4)

“The many parts make up one body” 1 Cor 12:12 The Bible says, “The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body.” Let’s use what may seem like a ridiculous illustration. Imagine your foot no longer wanting to be part of your body. And when you ask why, it […]

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Love Your Church – Jesus Does! (3)

“For the glory of the Lord filled His temple” 1 Ki 8:11 Only when the ark of the covenant was brought into the temple and set in its rightful position, which was the central place, did God’s glory fill the temple. “Then the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord to […]

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Love Your Church – Jesus Does! (2)

“You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house.” 1 Pe 2:5 We don’t go to church, we are the church! If we met for worship in the parking lot, we’d still be the church! Consider Solomon’s temple. It was planned by David the father, built by Solomon the son, and at […]

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Love Your Church – Jesus Does!

“…Just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” Eph. 5:25 The church isn’t made up of people who are better than everybody else. It’s made up of people who want to be better than they are, and who know that by the grace of God they can be. Have church leaders sometimes […]

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Believe In Yourself – God Does!

“For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose.” Php 2:13 Owning your dream means having your belief in yourself outweigh your fears. A scene in the movie Akeelah and the Bee illustrates the power of believing in yourself, while recognizing the grace that […]

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Living For The Right Reasons

“…Life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Lk 12:15  It is said that in 1923, seven of the worlds most successful men met at a Chicago hotel: the president of the largest independent steel company, the president of the largest utility company, the greatest wheat speculator, the president of the New York Stock […]

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